A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (animal)
a. shrimp
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
En el océano existen diversos tipos de gambas.There are various kinds of shrimps in the ocean.
b. prawn (United Kingdom)
Las gambas nacen siendo machos y cambian de sexo más tarde.Prawns are born male and change sex later on.
2. (culinary)
a. shrimp
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Pedí un delicioso cóctel de gambas.I ordered a delicious shrimp cocktail.
b. prawn (United Kingdom)
¿Me das la receta de las gambas al ajillo?Can you give me the recipe for garlic prawns?
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. leg
Vaya gambas que tiene; tan largas y delgaduchas.Those are some legs she has; so long and skinny.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. prawn
b. shrimp
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
2. (colloquial)
meter la gambato put one's foot in it
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1 (marisco) prawn
cóctel de gambas prawn cocktail
2 (pierna) leg
meter la gamba to put one's foot in it (familiar)
3 100 pesetas
media gamba 50 pesetas
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